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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am EST
situation in new jersey. president obama is in south africa attending services for nelson mandela. some headlines on that. stadium hi at a soccer in johannesburg, where the services would take place. president obama spoke an hour ago. i want to play you a little bit of what he said. [video clip] >> i have fought against white domination and black domination. i cherish the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony. it is an ideal which i hope to live for and to achieve. but it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. [che mandela taught us the power of action and also the power of ideals. the importance of reason and argument, the need to study who you agree with but those who you do not agree with. he understood that ideas cannot be contained by prison walls, extinguished by a sniper's bullet. he turned it into an indictment of apartheid because of his passion and because of his training as an advocate. he used decades of prison to sharpen his arguments and to spread his thirst for knowledge for others in the movement. theearned the la
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
five days for lawmakers. the flag of the u.s. capitol remains at half staff in honor of nelson mandela. the white house announced that the president and mr. obama -- and mrs. obama will be joined by presidents carter, clinton, and george w. bush honoring nelson mandela. we're going to begin with your comments and calls on a recent survey. a pew research study indicating power has declined. join in on the conversation, the lines -- you can join us on our social media, send us a tweet or send us an e-mail, . or join us on facebook. let's begin with a look at some of the newspapers. front page of "the washington post" has a scene from johannesburg. nelson mandela began the journey from tribal air to revolutionary icon. this from inside "the new york times," -- details from inside "the new york times." there is a new poll we want to draw your attention to. it essentially looks at the role we play in the world. here are some of the details -- support for u.s. global engagement is already nearing historic low and has fallen further. the public thinks that the natio
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
. host: john is next. good morning to you. i echo president obama sentiments about nelson mandela. reagan had mandela, as well as bush, he was considered a terrorist. it is funny how when we look , martinthese folks luther king and mandela, two of humans in theble century. they were looked upon during their lives, not so much as the heroes that they are now. just remember that. host: john, thank you for the call. this piece from "ast." why mandela? what exactly makes nelson mandela so special? apart from the fact that he emerged from 27 years in apartheid prisons bearing so little malice. he insisted on reconciliation being central to a truth commission in order to heal wounds caused by years of bitter racial hatred. bok rugby a spring jersey in a bold bid to unite the nation behind the mainly white south african team. he stepped down after just one term, unlike too many world leaders who cling to it until they -- it destroys them or the nation they are leading. next is james, grand forks, north dakota. republican mind, good morning. -- republican line, good morning. caller: i am
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